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Recent years have seen the Courts being better equipped to deal with the question of how to deal with claimants who falsify or exaggerate claims. As a body of case law begins to develop, this issue of the PI Briefing traces its development, considers how it might assist those advising litigants in such claims and

1 Chancery Lane is a long-established civil common law set with market leading specialisms in professional and clinical negligence, police law, public sector law, property law and travel law. In parallel with recruitment by means of 12 month pupillages, Chambers occasionally offers a route to tenancy application by means of “third-six” pupillage/probationary tenancy. We have

CN v Poole Borough Council

Executive Summary of the Decision of the Supreme Court Handed Down on June 6th 2019 The Supreme Court dismissed the claimants’ appeal on a unanimous basis, upholding the striking out of their claims by the Court of Appeal. Lord Reed gave the single judgment with which all the other members of the court agreed. The

The Supreme Court has today handed down its judgment in CN v Poole Borough Council, in which Lord Edward Faulks QC, Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres of 1 Chancery Lane represented the council, on the instructions of Rob Hams of Wansbroughs Solicitors. The Supreme Court has dismissed the claimants’ appeal, holding that in the circumstances

Half the fun in being a Treasury junior must lie in going along to courts to oppose the more outlandish summonses and claims issued by people with a bee in their bonnet about the actions of public figures. Robbie Manson, who described himself as a peace campaigner, made several attempts to get criminal summonses issued

It is commonplace for social media posts to form part of personal injury litigation. They can be provided by parties in the course of disclosure or uncovered throughout the life of proceedings, often in an attempt to discredit a claimant’s account of their injuries. Recently, in Zurich Insurance PLC v David Romaine [2019] EWCA Civ

There have been several interesting judgments concerning fundamental dishonesty that have been handed down over the last year. The recent judgment of Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, sitting as a High Court Judge in the matter of Sudhirkumar Patel v (1) Aviva Midlands Limited (2) Zurich Insurance PLC [2019] EWHC 1216 (QB) is certainly a

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Customers can sometimes sustain injuries when purchasing hot drinks from vendors, particularly if the contents of their drink escapes from the mouth of the lid, if the lid is not secured properly, or, if by way of an accident, liquid contents escape from the cup. Yet, one must consider what duties, if any, a vendor

We are delighted to announce that we are organising a series of seminars on Chronic Pain; Fraudulent Claims; and Stress at Work in June and July this year. Each seminar will be centred around experts who, in conjunction with barristers from 1 Chancery Lane, will provide an introduction to the topic and discussion of particular

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